November 22, 2013

Fun with translators

I recently ran across a page of mangled translations of Garfield cartoons.  The cartoon dialogue was translated from English to Chinese and back to English, and as you might expect, the mechanical translations didn’t always choose the best words or phrasing in the results.  So I wondered, what would one of my posts on this blog sound like if it was translated similarly.  I grabbed the text from a recent post about Zombies and tried it.  To ensure that I would get interesting results, I used Bing to translate from English to the obfuscation language and then Google to translate it back to English

I purposely chose obfuscation languages that used different symbols for the text rather than the alphabet that English uses (I didn’t try all of them, so there may be more hilarious translations out there).  Interestingly, the language options that I thought would mangle the text the most turned out to be pretty close to correct, but each iteration had its own quirks with changing the context and adding words (Bernardo!).  Here are a few translation results…

English → Chinese (traditional) → English

They sometimes appear as zombies, where they stuck their places. It seems that they are closest to programming on active sim card outside the building site appears. When I sims Shang Simla, the full moon occurs when the camp although I Sims, zombies are often also appear in this patch just behind the kitchen on the ground.

The trouble is that only a few square zombie land and quickly move between routing failures with such frustration. Fix it, do not edit much to offer from this position, the only way to escape routes the call to reset him back to his house a lot of zombie sim card.

English → Arabic → English

Sometimes when the zombies show up, they appear in places where they trap themselves. It seems that they are programmed to appear immediately outside the building closest to the sim card active. When my sims at the "Simla Shang" and the moon is happening while my sims at the base camp, often appear on a patch zombies ground just behind the kitchen.

The problem is that a zombie can only move between a few squares of land, and you will quickly get frustrated with the failure of such a path. Is the only way to fix it, less than editing a lot to provide escape route from this place, reset the handsome coma teleports back to his home a lot.

English → Hebrew → English

Sometimes they are when zombies appear, emerge in places where they trap themselves. It seems that they are programmed to appear instead outside the building closest to the active sim. When my sims are in Shang Simla and full moon occurs while my Sims at Base Camp, zombies frequently appear on the amendment of the land just behind the kitchen.

The problem is that the zombie can only move between several plots of land frustrated quickly with such a track failure. The only way to fix it, before making the pitch to provide an escape route from this location, is to reset the sim-zombie which teleports him back to his home field.

English → Korean → English

Sometimes the place where they appeared in their own trap when the zombies appear. They are located outside of the building closest to the active sim seems to appear in the program. Shang Sim La in the My Sims My Sims that occur during the full moon in the base camp, the kitchen just behind the Zombies often appears on a piece of cloth on the ground.

The problem of land in square zombie can move quickly between the gay will get the same path failure and frustration. Edit this location to provide an escape route from the many short, it's the only way to solve any teleport him back to his house to reset the sim many zombies.

English → Thai → English

They were born in a place where they trap themselves sometimes when zombies appear to look like they were programmed to appear on the outside of the building adjacent to the sim active when Sims are in my city . the Plaza Hotel. And the full moon that occurs while my Sims Base Camp . Zombies will frequently appear in patches of the background star .

The problem is, the zombies can move only a few square acres . And would have been disappointed with the failure so quickly. The only way to fix it. Lack of editing so many escape routes from this is the setting which sim zombie teleports him back to his home lot .

English → Vietnamese → English

Sometimes they appear as zombies, appearing where they trap themselves. It seems that we are programmed to appear on the outside of the building location that is closest to the active sim. When my sims are in love Simla and full moon occurred while my sims at base camp, zombie will usually appear on the patch of land behind the kitchen.

The problem is that zombies can only move between a few squares of land and will get frustrated quickly with a failure like this route. The only way to fix it, short of editing a lot to offer escape routes from this position, is to reset the sim zombie he moved back to his home much.

English → Klingon → English

[NOTE: Although I can use Bing to reveal the post in its original Klingon, Google translate does not currently have an option to translate Klingon, so I used Bing to translate it back to English]

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You will only be able to explore the management caused a few of the square and managed to Get frustrated quickly, like a zombie for the bastard Way lost. [Short of the big bang being the way to escape from the duhiv location when the tread will only reset editing as, he teleports Back zombie sim dacheg home catastrophe worshipped him BERNARDO.